Misrepresented Quotes


This quote is always misquoted. Here is the true complete quote. Quite a difference in meaning.

“A jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one.”

This quote actually infers that being versitile in many trades or skills, understanding the work and effort that goes into multiple areas, and being able to switch from one thing to another, even if not fully proficient in them, is preferred over only knowing how do I one thing really well!

In earlier times, having versatility was more highly valued because it required less people to complete the task at hand, as well as, the ability to complete a task even if a master level craftsman wasn’t available to do any finer detailing, such as fancy carving or painting flourishes.

Published by B

I am B (call me BB and I will gut you) I like daisies, books, and men who understand the wisdom of Kermit the Frog. I refer to my favorite person as TMW5T Why? because if he had 6 I'd call him TMW6T, duh!!

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